Daydreaming

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” —Henry David Thoreau “I’m in a castle standing in a tower, looking down through a window at the beautiful garden, the sun setting in the distance. The beauty in … More Daydreaming

Reason to smile!

“Just smiling at someone walking down the street can make the person’s day. It’s all about paying it forward.” — Mariska Hargitay To experience an example of what it means to make someone’s day, I only needed to step out my front doorway the other morning and encounter the surprise handiwork of nine-year-old neighbor friend … More Reason to smile!

Be Different

“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower.” — Marianne Williamson *   *   * Beauty in numbers — Photo by Mary O’Connor  © 2018

Guilty Pleasure

“I am a gourmand. I like to eat. When I have something that I like, I tend to have too much of it. That is a guilty pleasure.” — Joel Robuchon *   *   * Culprit: caught in the act — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2018

“We hope that, when the insects take over the world,

they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.” — Bill Vaughan By the way, as English satirist Craig Brown once said,  “Children are perfectly happy to sit next to spiders; it is only grown-ups who are frightened away.”  * * * Black and yellow Argiopes spider, and the garden … More “We hope that, when the insects take over the world,